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  1. CherryMalotte, how great to see you again! Thank you for posting that video; it reminded me of how terrific that final collection was. Yes, it was cohesive, but it also had something for every figure type. It was elegant and cutting edge. I loved the colors, the silhouettes, everything! Too bad the so-called 'fashion-forward' minded judges were so squeamish about his use of human hair. I mean, it isn't as if he scalped anyone to get it! Even people who won't wear leather or fur because of animal cruelty don't clutch their pearls over wool and other fabrics made from animal contributions. Ah well. It was a very competitive season - though a classy one. Remember when Jillian, who'd lost a challenge everyone expected her to win, shrugging it off and saying "I have honest eyes. There's room for everyone here to excel." I already miss Chris March. He should still be in the world with us. And Meryl Streep shouldn't have let anyone else dress her for events!
  2. He was one of my all time favorites, too. The sense of humor, the go for broke spirit, the patience and affection he showed the other contestants. I’m glad he got some mainstream success in his short life. He made Meryl Streep look more elegant and beautiful than she ever did before. I’ll never forget the moment in All Stars when, upon being aufed he was assured by one of the judges that he was a very talented designer. ”I know, “ he said with quiet confidence. And we did too.
  3. When Arya called him by his real name - which no one generally did - and thanked him, my heart jumped a beat. I loved that he knew he was doomed, in many ways, and that he'd given up on life long ago, but he cared enough for Arya to warn her against following his path. I also loved the final dialogues between Tyrion and Jaime: "I wouldn't have survived my childhood without you." "You would have." "No... you were the only one who didn't treat me like a monster. You were all I had..." and between Tyrion and Varys. the way Tyrion took responsibility for telling Dany what Varys was doing, and Varys clearly holding no ill will, and his final "Goodbye, my old friend." Weeping again.
  4. And... the Emperor continues to Have No Clothes.
  5. I've been watching but I haven't seen this week's episodes yet. I'm getting the feeling maybe I should skip this one?
  6. Well, as Drogo said, I did get to watch Judy Greer do the kind of subtle work her comedy roles don't always allow, and Michael Shannon was reliably strange yet compelling.
  7. Will somebody please tell me what the heck this story was about? Was he real? Was she? Is he some sort of supernatural being juggling identities, or maybe he's had so many aliases he doesn't know who he really is anymore? Are the Russians f---ing with him? With her? (In which case why?) With us? Why is Nathan's assistant - or whatever he is - a transvestite? Why does he dump 'the pain of [my] life' on this vet nurse and why is he seemingly so uninterested in her after making these elaborate plans to meet, wine and dine, and possibly seduce her?
  8. Poor Arnold. I couldn't get "I only wanted to drink one beer. How did I end up here?" out of my head. I thought it was sweet that Niki/Viki/Kiki, whatever her name was, took the time to tell Arnold's mother that her son was a good man who only died because he tried to help her.
  9. Duncan Hunter won. So did Steve King, but Hunter's win (while under a sixty count indictment) over the Christian opponent he all but accused of being an Islamic terrorist really depressed me. It's easy to dismiss the plight of those poor children and their families if, as many Trumpists routinely do, you find a way of thinking of them as somehow less than actual human beings. The images of children, including babies, being ripped from their parents' arms, will stay with me forever. So will the cages. The weeping. The demonization of entire populations to whip us all into a hate-fueled frenzy that will benefit one subgroup of a political party.... It is to weep, and I'm glad Oliver showed his very real and righteous anger.
  10. I'm really enjoying this show and hope it succeeds. The cast - especially the lovely and talented John Goodman - has never been better in these roles. I think I'm the only one here who wants Darlene and David to get back together. But I do.
  11. I may have lost some of my lifelong respect for Martin Sheen.
  12. I hate the character, an amoral scoundrel whose needless compulsion to complicate things only deepens the tragedy for others, but I also find him oddly fascinating, and I give credit for that to the actor. In crucial moments I am utterly captured by his mastery of stillness. I'd love to see him again in a different sort of role.
  13. Thanks to everyone who brought up the New Yorker story and therefore were able to explain how this horrible woman was able to gain control of the lives of two strangers and ruin them for her own personal gain. What a terrible story - I'd say it was a cautionary tale, but under the stated circumstances, what could that couple have done to protect themselves apart from possibly designating their daughter in health care proxies and powers of attorney, and even there I wonder if the Terrible Ms Parks might have found a way around that.
  14. Ford did say that originally Westworld had a nearly equal number of narratives available that didn't involve violence and sexual assault, but the guests rarely chose them. I really hope Teddy isn't gone from the show. I love James Marsden in the role and have been looking forward to seeing how his consciousness evolves. I love Jeffrey Wright (in so very many things!) but Bernard is just so consistently humorless that it's hard to watch sometimes, even though he certainly has reason. I can't decide of Sizemore is more cockroach or weasel. Either way, I hate to admit it, but I look forward to his continued humiliation and discomfort. Hector's romantic outlaw programming is awesome! He and Maeve smolder together and I love it. But where is Arsenal? For all her alleged hardness, Maeve may be one of the most 'humane' hosts. Her release of the injured whore to 'dreamless sleep' was beautiful. Line of the night may have been Dolores's "Why would I scare you?", delivered with that angelic smile...
  15. When he competed in his first All-Stars, Ken admitted that he'd been totally out of hand in his first PR appearance and had gone into Anger Management therapy. The results were clear and easy to appreciate, IMHO. This season's All-Stars shows that he's still taking those lessions seriously. He's a great advertisement for the efficacy of proper treatment for at least some cases. I also think he's growing as a designer and learning to accept his achievements as real. His partnership with Fabio - one of my all-time favorite designers - was harmonious and productive. I was thrilled with their win, and although I imagine Fabio no longer lives completely as a 'Freegan', I imagine he's never had a dining experience like the one they'll be sharing. I thought Merline and Candice's pairing, which at least one judge said tried for elegance and came close read much more like 'Catfight!'. Oh, well, I'm still learning. Anthony and Kimberly had two beautiful outfits that went together very well, but I didn't see the inspirations. I nearly screamed when Alyssa entered the restaurant in that... thing. Her runway outfit was a great relief after that. Whoopi was a great guest judge - gave constructive criticism, precise praise, and felt no need to score off the competitors. She can come back at any time. As for her 'fashion' credentials, she's worn some stunning and suitable things on numerous runways. I loved Alyssa's gushing over her!
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